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Attention Campers: Tally Lake Campground will open May 22, 2014 for the season.

TALLY LAKE CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofFlathead National Forest, US Forest Service
TALLY LAKE CAMPGROUND LAKE VIEW
Status: Closed through Sat May 10 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tally Lake Campground is located on the northern shores of its namesake lake, west of Whitefish, Montana. The campground is popular with locals and tourists visiting the Flathead National Forest and offers a variety of recreation facilities and activities for the whole family.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in the highlands of northwestern Montana, adjacent to Tally Lake, which is the deepest natural lake in Montana. It sits in a mature forest of Western Larch and Douglas fir trees.

Recreation:

Hiking, horseback riding and biking trails wind around the Tally Lake Campground and the lake. Wildlife like waterfowl, bald eagles and migratory birds are commonly spotted.

A dock provides access to the lake's best fishing, which includes kokanee salmon, a variety of trout and northern pike.

Visitors also enjoy boating, water skiing and other water recreation on the 1,326 acres of Tally Lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of campsites for tent and RV camping. It provides access to a boat ramp, an open air pavilion, beaches and picnic areas.

Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An on-site host is available to answer questions and provide additional information.

Nearby Attractions:

The popular Whitefish Lake is about 20 miles from the campground. Visitors to the area also enjoy the interactive Environmental Education Center at the Big Mountain Summit ski resort, which is located about 25 miles away and is accessed by the ski lift or a hiking trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Playground
  • RV sites
  • Rafting
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Access
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage
  • If guests are accessing the group site for Day Use there is a $5 per vehicle charge
  • Click here for more information on the Flathead National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.41361, -114.58556
48°24'49"N, 114°35'8"W

From Whitefish, Montana, take US Rt. 93 north for 4 miles until you reach Twin Bridges Rd., turn left onto Twin Bridges Rd. and travel 1.4 miles to the Tally Lake campground sign. Turn right after the sign, staying on Twin Bridges Rd., and proceed 1 mile to another campground sign at Farm to Market. Turn left onto Farm to Market and go 2 miles to Tally Lake Rd., turn right onto Tally Lake Rd. (dirt) and go 9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at the sign into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TALLY LAKE CAMPGROUND
TALLY LAKE ROAD
WHITEFISH MT 59937

Phone Number:

Information: (406)646-1012
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